Grade-school students are invited to take part in Wednesday's 'Art in the Afternoon' program from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Call 231-5150 x3 to register or just drop in.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Public skating at the ice rink, the annual Medieval Faire in Johnston, a car show, and ghost tours in Providence are on this weekend's list of events in and around Johnston.
Getting your weekend plans together? The weekend forecast is for mostly sunny skies and highs in the 70s. If that weren't enough, places around Smithfield are hosting healthy slates of activities featuring medieval battles, classic cruisers, and baby chicks. Click each blue link for more information — and be sure to call ahead to confirm. Friday, May 17: Saturday, May 18: Sunday, May 19: Don't see your event? Here's how to get your event listed for next Friday's "What's Happening" article:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Picnic Table Reads Book Club will discuss 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' by Maria Semple. Scheduled for 1 to 2 pm.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The author is scheduled to deliver a lecture on two recent books, and hold a book signing. 6:30 pm.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Game day at the library, a spring walk, and public skating are on this weekend's list of things to do in and around Smithfield.
Thinking of what to do in Smithfield this weekend? The weekend forecast is for partly sunny skies with a chance of rain and highs in the 70s. If that weren't enough, places in and around Smithfield are hosting healthy slates of activities featuring games, farm life, and outdoor walks — so get out and enjoy! Check out the following list of events posted on the Smithfield Patch Calendar. Click each blue link for more information — and be sure to call ahead to confirm. Friday, May 10: Saturday, May 11: Sunday, May 12: Don't see your event? Here's how to get your event listed for next Friday's "What's Happening" article:
Monday, April 22, 2013
An instructional class on this unique art-form is scheduled for Monday, April 22.
Although you may not have heard the term "Micrography" before, it's very likely that you've seen it many times. Commonly used in advertising, it is the art of using text instead of lines to form images when viewed at a distance, creating an interaction between the text and image. East Smithfield Library (50 Esmond St.) is offering a class on Monday, April 22 from 6:30-8 p.m., which will teach participants the basics of this unique art-form while allowing them to try their hand at it. A common variation of Micrography used today is the illustration of portraits of poets, songwriters and authors using their own words, lyrics and quotes. The craft is also frequently used in advertising, theater and political propaganda, and in recent years …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Have a great photo, painting or drawing that you think will be a perfect cover photo for our Facebook page? Upload it now!
Smithfield Patch needs a new Spring cover photo for its Facebook page, and we want you to decide what it should be. We want to highlight Smithfield's artistic talent as the seasons change on our Facebook page. A distant aerial photo of the town currently tops the page, so we need something a bit more creative. From now through next Friday, we'll be accepting spring-themed submissions for a cover photo. Whether it's a photo of a flowers blooming, a serene pond scene or people simply enjoying the warmer weather, we want to see your take on springtime in Sithfield. Be creative and try to capture the essence of the town to represent Smithfield on Facebook. There's no age requirement to submit: You just have to be a Smithfield Patch user and …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Those in attendance will discuss ideas about how Rhode Island can distinguish itself as "a state of the arts".
The Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives, in cooperation with Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Fidelity Investments and the Rhode Island School of Design, are sponsoring a “Rhode Island Arts and Economic Charrette” to be held Monday, Feb. 11, at the Fidelity Investments headquarters located on Salem St. in Smithfield. The event, which is being funded by the Rhode Island Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and is also supported by Fidelity, will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The “charrette” (an intensive effort to finish a project within a limited time) is intended to bring together government, business and non-profit sectors with the arts community …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Don't know what to get your sweetheart this year? How about a gift by a local seller?
Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap for being a Hallmark-created holiday or a day to grab a lame Whitman Sampler from CVS, but for many it’s the perfect time to show off their creativity in honor of a loved one. Many Smithfield artists also create unique gifts this time of year. Many of these artistic items are available to purchase on Web sites such as Etsy.com. Listed below are a few Valentine's Day gift ideas found this year on Etsy. Some of these were made by Smithfield artists, but all of these items are being sold locally! Chalcedony Gemstones and Copper in Periwinkle and Pearls Bracelet My Drama and Flower Necklace Wonderful silver vine necklace with sky blue chalcedony Fabric iPhone 5 Sleeve Pineapple Doily
Friday, December 14, 2012
How soon will it snow? Where can you donate Toys for Tots? Find the answers here.
Smithfield Weather: Fill the Rescue: The Johnston Fire Department continues its Fill the Rescue drive to benefit Toys for Tots tomorrow from 10 am to 2 om at Jacavone Garden Center on Atwood Avenue. Make your donation — and help bring a little joy to little ones. Get Artsy: Ms. Melyssa, resident artist at Marian J. Mohr Library in Johnston, hosts Art Smart for students in grades 3 to 6 this afternoon at 4. Register by calling 231-4980, ext. 5. Perfect Your Axels: Over at the Smithfield Ice Rink, there's public skating scheduled from noon to 2 pm. Admission is $3, rentals $5. Celebrity Birthdays: Bonus Birthday Note: Today is also the birthday of 16th-century French prognosticator Nostradamus. Bet you didn't see that coming.